Mexico Chiapas La Concordia Custepec

The cup has a pleasantly soft and mild character. Moderate brightness and almond roast tone at City+. Darker roasts have a tangy bittersweetness, with cola and dark caramel. It's a fairly light-bodied coffee, and not too complex, but a crowd-pleaser for sure. City+ to Full City+.
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Region Central America
Grade SHG, "Custepec Superior 17/18"
Appearance .8 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations See review notes. City+ is recommended as the lightest level. Full City+ brings out a tangy bittersweet quality
Weight 1 LB
Custepec is a single farm and town on the edge of El Triunfo ecologic reserve in the Sierra Madre del Sur of Chiapas state. This is an old and traditional Finca dating back to 1911, and still in the ownership of the Pohlenz family. Most of the coffee comes from an area of the farm ranging from 1100 to 1400 meters. The coffee is grown under shade and half of the total farm area preserved as virgin forest. It's a nice mild coffee, and well-prepared compared to the cooperative lots from Chiapas I have cupped so far this season.
The lightest roasts of La Concordia Custepec are sweet and bright, even though I prefer darker roast levels overall here; Full City+ or more. The dry fragrance has a vanilla and hazelnut scent, with the addition of a cedar note in the wet aroma. The cup has a pleasantly soft and mild character. Moderate brightness elevates the almondy roast tone at City+ roast level. I recommend a slightly darker level of roast, Full City+, where the cup has a tangy bittersweetness, with cola and dark caramel. It's a fairly light-bodied coffee, and not too complex, but a crowd-pleaser for sure.